Gap Mills is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,138 people and just one neighborhood, Gap Mills is the 59th largest community in West Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gap Mills is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.98% of the Gap Mills workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gap Mills is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gap Mills who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), management occupations (12.18%) and farm management occupations (9.49%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Gap Mills work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Of important note, Gap Mills is also a town of artists. Gap Mills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gap Mills’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Gap Mills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gap Mills has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gap Mills has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gap Mills than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gap Mills may be for you.
One downside of living in Gap Mills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gap Mills, the average commute to work is 35.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Gap Mills doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.